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Unable to connect my gmail account....


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Hello....I purchased my surface pro w/touch cover yesterday and I'm loving it so far. I have everything up and running except my gmail account. When I try to connect it gives me an error message saying it can't connect. I downloaded a gmail app from the store as a workaround for this but I'm still curious as to why I can't connect to my account. I've entered all info correctly......any ideas?


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Yep. Basically Google cut the link between it and Microsoft for new account syncs about a month ago. There are a few threads discussing this.

Jay Slasher

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When you attempt to connect your GMAIL account to the mail client you need to disable certain sync options ie. Turn off Calendar and Contacts. The only thing that will work right now is Mail.


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Congrats on your Surface and welcome to the forum. Glad you were able to get your gmail syncing.


New Member
If you want to use calendar, I've found that the google touch app from the marketplace is a ridiculous but useful workaround.